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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152478


AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitlePolicy Analyst 3 (Youth Services)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $100791 to $124107 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - SPPD

52 Washington Street, North Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications One year of services a Policy Analyst 2 (Youth Services); OR Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience* in the review, analysis, development, or implementation of programs or policies related to Child Welfare or Juvenile Justice.
*Four years of specialized experience, or associate degree and two years of specialized experience, may substitute for bachelor’s degree. J.D. or master’s degree may substitute for one year of general experience; Ph.D. may substitute for two years of general experience.

Duties Description Reporting directly to the Deputy Commissioner 3, the Policy Analyst 3 (Youth Services) will perform the following duties:
• Serve as the Assistant Director for SPPD Bureau of Policy
• May perform all the same duties as lower-level Policy Analysts with increased autonomy.
• Coordinate policy development to ensure consistency with existing departmental positions; responsive to statutory amendments of judicial actions; timely dissemination of new and changed policy
• Responsible for applying in-depth knowledge of laws, rules, and regulation governing agency programs.
• Ensures that procedures, policies, and information sharing address state and federal requirements; provides administrative leadership for a unit or program by managing various fiscal, personnel, policy/procedure development, and other administrative functions; and supervision and guidance of unit activities and staff.
• Provide policy interpretation and ensure uniform application.
• May be assigned as a management level liaison with other local, State and federal governmental entities and with field units for program, project, or policy areas.
• Develop training plans for individual and team skills development by presenting oral presentations and technical assistance to the user community, team members, technical staff, and management.
• Provides alternative solutions to complex or sensitive policy and regulatory issues.
• Has good knowledge of the Agency’s programs, goals and objectives, as well as Federal rules, regulations and procedures. Is aware of Executive Law, and Social Services Law related to program requirements.
• Directly supervises Policy Analyst 2 (Youth Services) positions and acts as a secondary supervisor to Policy Analyst 1 (Youth Services) positions.
• Reviews work of Policy Analyst 2 (Youth Services) positions to ensure accuracy and completeness, providing necessary interpretations and guidance when needed.
• Provides training and orientation to new Policy Analyst (Youth Services) staff.

Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

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Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - CMV

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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